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Removing a PC from the domain

  1. #1


    Simon Guest

    Removing a PC from the domain

    Hi,
    I have a customer who has a PC that used to be on another domain. I
    would like to know if it is possible to remove this from the existing
    domain without the DC available and then run connectcomputer to join it
    to the SBS domain. I've googled for ages on this and not got an answer.
    The PC has several applications installed that would be tricky to
    install again (he lost the media)
    I'm also interested in the process of replacing a failed SBS server, the
    servers backup using the built in wizard which is all very well when
    restoring to the repaired hardware, what are the recovery options should
    the hardware needs to be replaced completely ?
    Thanks
    Simon

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  2. #2


    Leythos Guest

    Re: Removing a PC from the domain

    In article <ebE0EuwKKHA.4432@newsgroup>, simon@newsgroup-
    it.removethis.co.uk says...

    >
    > Hi,
    > I have a customer who has a PC that used to be on another domain. I
    > would like to know if it is possible to remove this from the existing
    > domain without the DC available and then run connectcomputer to join it
    > to the SBS domain. I've googled for ages on this and not got an answer.
    > The PC has several applications installed that would be tricky to
    > install again (he lost the media)
    > I'm also interested in the process of replacing a failed SBS server, the
    > servers backup using the built in wizard which is all very well when
    > restoring to the repaired hardware, what are the recovery options should
    > the hardware needs to be replaced completely ?
    > Thanks
    > Simon
    Before you remove it from the old domain, make sure that you know the
    LOCAL WORKSTATION Administrator password.

    You can move computers between domains all you want, but the domain
    accounts/passwords won't work once you remove it, so make sure that you
    can logon to the local computer as an admin before you remove it from
    the domain.

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    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
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  3. #3


    Simon Guest

    Re: Removing a PC from the domain

    Leythos wrote:

    > In article <ebE0EuwKKHA.4432@newsgroup>, simon@newsgroup-
    > it.removethis.co.uk says...

    >> Hi,
    >> I have a customer who has a PC that used to be on another domain. I
    >> would like to know if it is possible to remove this from the existing
    >> domain without the DC available and then run connectcomputer to join it
    >> to the SBS domain. I've googled for ages on this and not got an answer.
    >> The PC has several applications installed that would be tricky to
    >> install again (he lost the media)
    >> I'm also interested in the process of replacing a failed SBS server, the
    >> servers backup using the built in wizard which is all very well when
    >> restoring to the repaired hardware, what are the recovery options should
    >> the hardware needs to be replaced completely ?
    >> Thanks
    >> Simon
    >
    > Before you remove it from the old domain, make sure that you know the
    > LOCAL WORKSTATION Administrator password.
    >
    > You can move computers between domains all you want, but the domain
    > accounts/passwords won't work once you remove it, so make sure that you
    > can logon to the local computer as an admin before you remove it from
    > the domain.
    >
    Thanks Leythos,
    I have the local admin details, however I was still sure that even
    logging in as this it would require authentication from the now non
    existant domain controller to go back to a workgroup. I'll go there
    tomorrow and give it a go.
    simon

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  4. #4


    Miles Li [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Removing a PC from the domain

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your description, I understand that:

    You want to how to disjoin a client from domain when the domain controller
    is unavailable.

    If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.

    Yes, agree with Leythos that as long as you have local administrator
    permission you can directly join the client to the new domain even without
    disjoin first.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me
    know.




    Best regards,

    Miles Li

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